180 posts tagged beautydiys
I always try to feature short hair tutorials but sometimes they’re hard to come by. That’s why I like this ‘hair jewelry’ - you can wear this on short hair as well as long - the two flowers are attached to bobby pins. This is so customisable, and you could even wear these as a cardigan clip!
If you enjoy a nice relaxing bath, then these lavender bath melts will be right up your alley! All you have to do to use these melts is drop them in your bath, then lay back and enjoy! You can also use these in the shower - melt one in between your hands and massage into your skin. Sublime! And as always, you can substitute the lavender essential oil for any other scent - Aromaweb has a great guide!
As someone with lovely pale British skin who lives in Australia, I know all too well the pain of sunburn. The worst part is when you lather yourself in sunscreen and still end up burnt! I’ve often heard that oatmeal is great for soothing burnt skin but I can’t say I’ve found pouring oats into a bath appealing…I’m just envisioning sitting in porridge! Well these lovely bath bombs take all that oaty goodness and put it into simple to use bath bomb form. And even if you don’t have sunburn, oats are great for soothing irritated skin. I would scent these bombs with Oatmeal, Milk & Honey scent for a warm, homey smell. These would be lovely to put into a take care kit with some intensive lip treatment, a hair treatment and an eye mask.
If you decide to make these sugar scrub bars, make sure you don’t leave them sitting around…they look so much like the real thing that I worry someone is going to try to eat it! Usually beauty recipes like this take a lot of ingredients you need to order or go to a specialty shop to buy but all of the products in this you should be able to get from a health food shop!
Since I’ve been living with mum & dad, I’ve been loving having baths again! I don’t have one at home and it sucks. Seriously, there is nothing better than a good book and a bath. Actually, a good book, a bath, and lots of bubbles is even better! I took a trip to Lush to buy some goodies.. and left with only two things. Two very expensive things. I seriously love Lush but they are so expensive! I absolutely loved their bubble bars but was pretty sure I could make my own. In fact, I can, and at much less cost per bar than Lush! And if you’re wanting your bubble bar to smell Lush-esque, you can even buy dupes - try here if you’re from Australia - or try Natures Garden Candles (check out this list for the fragrance you’re looking for)
I know I’ve been overdosing on the beauty posts, but I’ve found so many good ones I just had to share! I honestly would never have thought to use coconut oil as a cleanser but apparently it has lots of great qualities - check out this article. I’m keen to try it out now! But of course I want it to look pretty… thank you Lia Griffith for your amazing as usual free printables! I will be your guinea pig and have a go at the coconut oil cleanser and let you know how I go… if you’re already using it I’d love to hear what you think!
I immediately bookmarked this body butter because I truly adore the scent of lavender - not that horrible, synthetic scent, but the true natural scent! I’m lucky that there is a beautiful lavender farm in SA that I can source pure lavender oil from, but I’m sure there’s some great online stores that also sell it. Lavender has so many fantastic properties, but for me the main reason is that it’s soothing and relaxing, perfect for those of us who find it hard to get to sleep. Keep it by your bed and apply liberally before bed!
Henry Happened is quickly becoming my go-to site for natural beauty! There are lots of great tips and DIYs, but this is one of my favorites because I have the darkest patches under my eyes. There’s a great mix of tips and remedies listed, with most of the items needed already in your kitchen!
These look hard, but trust me, the hardest part would be making the mold for the soap! Once that’s out of the way, it’s melt and pour and whip to create some truly amazing little soaps. Perfect for gift giving, these would look amazing in one of those glass lolly jars with a ribbon around the top! If you’re looking for some great scents for your macaron soaps, check out the sweet section of Bramble Berry for some foody smells (you can also get your melt and pour soap here too!).
Continuing my obsession with natural beauty and makeup, here is something I didn’t think was possible - an all natural blush! I’ve made blush before but always used mica. Well this blush is made from…beetroot powder! I hope I’m not the only person who found this surprising (just lie to make me fell better alright?!). There’s directions on how to dry out your own beetroot to turn into powder or you can purchase it (a quick Google search turned up about a million hits, I’m sure you can find it!). There’s some great tips on how to change up the colour to suit your skin too. I’d love to know if anyone has used beetroot blush before? How long does it last?
After finally recovering from my cold, I was hit with a cold, steely determination: I will make a non-scented, nourishing lip balm! I am at the best of times very picky about what I put on my lips - not too sticky, not too sweet or pungent, nothing that has nasty chemicals in it that dry out my lips and force me to constantly re-apply. And when you’re sick I think all of the things that irritate you multiply by 100%. So as I said, I was determined to find a natural recipe not only for when I’m sick and a huge sook, but also for everyday use. This basic one from Fellow Fellow is great and you can just eliminate the scent to be super natural. You will know exactly what’s in it and for me, that makes me feel better about putting it on my face!
I never would usually encourage y’all to tie your hair into knots but when it looks this pretty, why wouldn’t you!? This is a pretty twist (haha, pun!) on the traditional French braid and should work on most hair lengths (unless your hair is super short). Just don’t pull those knots too tight, I don’t want you to have to cut it off!
Ever since I went to Lush recently I’ve rediscovered my love of all things natural and beautiful smelling! And in some kind of kismet, there have been a barrage of awesome DIY beauty reciipes all over the web. After browsing the Lush catalogue I learnt that chamomile is great for irritated skin which is definitely the best description of my skin right now! Plus this has honey in it, which is great for skin and means your scrub should keep for quite some time.
If you’re anything like me, the slightest bit of soap on my skin makes it break out in an angry, dry red mess - so Angels On Bare Skin is amazing! But it can be really expensive (especially if you have to have it posted to you). I would be interested to hear from anyone who tries this recipe how it compares to the original!
If you’re wanting to try a new look in 2014, try going to the past for inspiration! The victory roll is a intricate 1940’s hairstyle which as you can see above, can be created and styled in many different ways. Molly Makes has rounded up four tutorials on how to achieve the look, from a casual take to a mix of styles. So get your bobby pins and teasing comb out and get to styling!